On Friday, May 9 at 7:00 pm, the public is invited to the Marion Music Hall (164 Front Street) for its Classic Film Friday Presentation: Viva Las Vegas. The event is co-sponsored by the Sippican Historical Society and the Marion Council on Aging, and is offered to the public, free of charge. The 1964 film stars Elvis Presley as Lucky Jackson, a race car driver who goes to Las Vegas to compete in the city’s first Grand Prix. While working at a Vegas hotel to earn money for a new engine for his race car, Lucky meets hotel swim instructor Rusty Martin, played by the lovely Ann-Margret. A race to win her affection then ensues. Regarded by fans and by film critics as one of Presley’s best movies, Viva Las Vegas features ten musical song-and-dance scenes.
Running time for Viva Las Vegas is 85 minutes, and the film will be followed by a brief talk-back session. For more information, contact the SHS at (508)748-1116.